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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Cleanup Continues from Tropical Storm Hilary

Four parks and one road remain closed

PALMDALE — City maintenance crews continue to make progress cleaning up after historic Tropical Storm Hilary left its impact on the entire Antelope Valley. Record-setting rainfall in City water gauges included 5.83 inches at Anaverde Park, 5.13 inches at Quinones Park, 4.38 inches at Desert Sands Park and 4.79 inches at Pelona Vista Park.

The storm heavily impacted four Palmdale Parks. Sam Yellen Park and Amargosa Creek Trail experienced heavy erosion and will remain closed until further notice. Desert Sands and Foothill Parks are expected to open in time for the weekend.

All athletic fields are closed until at least Thursday, Aug. 24. Residents are asked not to trespass if gates are closed or caution tape is in place. Palmdale parks and fields are designed to be part of a flood mitigation system, with many fields serving the dual function of a water diversion basin. When flash flooding or severe rain events occur, these fields allow water to flow onto them intentionally, decreasing water impacts in nearby streets and neighborhoods.

Although the fields are closed, most Palmdale parks are open for play and recreation in non-field areas, including Domenic Massari, Palmdale Oasis, Joshua Hills, William J. McAdam, Pelona Vista, Anaverde, Rancho Vista, and Marie Kerr.

10th St. East north of Ave. P remains closed until further notice.

As maintenance teams continue to clear debris and mud from roads and streets, residents can help by keeping vehicles off impacted roadways and safely away from crews as they work. Additionally, please do not drive around barricades or road-closed signs.

Maintenance issues can be reported 24/7 by calling 661-267-5338 or online at, and selecting the Maintenance Issues button.

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